AS PART of National Apprenticeship Week, the Telegraph & Argus is shining a light on the stories of those who have benefited from an apprenticeship with a daily Q&A.

Name: Emma Clare

Age: 29

Company you work for: Dinnington dental practice

Apprenticeship provider: Nordec

Introduction about yourself: Hello I’m Emma I’m 29 years old in my free time I enjoy going to the gym and travelling.

What is your apprenticeship in and why did you choose this sector?

Dental Nursing. I worked in the practice as a receptionist firstly and was then given the opportunity to further develop my career and become a confident dental nurse.

What does your average working week look like?

My average working week includes assisting the dentist which entails, passing instruments, writing notes and mixing materials. During the week I also help out in the sterilisation rooms which includes sterilising instruments. No week is ever the same in dentistry.

Why did you opt to do an apprenticeship rather than A Levels or a B Tech ?

I’ve always been interested in doing dental nursing and an apprenticeship came up which was local to me and it was something I didn’t want to miss out on.

What is the most rewarding thing about your apprenticeship?

Meeting new people and working as a team.

If one of your friends was thinking about doing an apprenticeship, what advice would you give them?

To take the opportunity that was in front of them as this may not be available again.

Once you are qualified what are you plans for your future career?

I would like to work in a private sector of dental or I’m quite interested in working as a dental nurse or hygienist in a prison.